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Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
were dealt a similar blow when hurricane sandy struck last fall. 64 residents of new york were killed and the damage estimate exceeded $40 billion. andrew cuomo told his constituents not to expect a katrina-style rebuild. >> there are some partials that mother nature owns. she may only visit once every few years but she owns the parcel, and when she comes to visit, she visits. >> jennifer: instead governor cuomo wants homeowners to rebuild on stilts or sell what is left of their home to new york and then move to hire ground. now that proposal is very controversial, but is governor cuomo's plan a good one. for an answer we're going to go to james west, who's the editor of "the climate desk." james, great to have you back on "the war room." >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> jennifer: what do you think about governor cuomo's plan to leave some areas of new york uninhabited? >> this is a super tricky issue as you mentioned before. i spoke to one resident in breezy point which was a very devastated community here in new york and he said to me tod
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
not prompt action -- at least presidential action like sandy hook has. will sandy hook also prompt action in congress? >> i think so. yes, it will. but first i have to say again, what a powerful statement. the poem that he wrote for this occasion, and i thought he and president obama got together ahead of time and talked about this togetherness, and all of us americans are in this together. and here is a young man, cuban american, openly gay man, that really said something too, plus the power of his words. but to sandy hook this was the slaughter of the innocents. and i think that's what really shocked us and shocked the president. these were little angels. the purest of the pure, and as the president said and i was at the white house when he announced his proposals. this is our number 1 responsibility as a people is to protect our children, and this is how we will be judged is what he said. and i believe this congress will act, maybe not everything we want them to do but we'll see some action not just talk on gun violence this year. >> jennifer: christine my guess is
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
background check. they say the new bill won't keep guns out of the hands of mass killers like the sandy hook and aurora colorado, shooters. carolyn, herself a victim of gun violence disagrees. >> if you don't have the guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn't be able to go into a gun store and just buy them. >> john: now, here's the good news. new polls including the latest gallup poll shows strong support for gun control laws to prevent school shootings. 91% of americans are for requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales. only 8% are against that. 60% favor a bill like senator feinstein's that would reinstate and strengthen an assault weapons ban. just over a third were against that. 54% back limiting sales of ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less, although 43% still think that's okay. presumably maniacs should have the right to conduct massacres without having to inconveniently reload. now, some bad news. despite those numbers passing an assault weapons ban is considered an uphill struggle in the senate and a sure los
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
low arctic sea ice. we had hurricane sandy and the national climate assessment report says this, quote, summers are longer and hotter and periods of extreme heat last longer than any living american has ever experienced. winters are generally shorter and warmer. rain comes in heavier downpours though in many region there is are longer dry spells in between. obviously the news is not good. that's a combination of over 100 scientists that agree to that. that report is coming out soon. let's bring out an expert, michael brun. i take it you're going to one of the balances. >> i am, cenk, thank you for having me on the show. >> cenk: no problem. maybe you got dressed up for us, which would be awesome. you would be the first. all right, let's talk about the president's speech on climate change. let me give you one more clip, michael, and get you're assessment of this. >> obama: the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we can't cede to other nations the technology that willpower new jobs and n
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
at sandy hook. at least 1131 has died from gun violence. that's about 43 towns like newtowns. lydia was shot and her mother were shot while they were preparing for a birthday party for lydia's little brother. sheher mother survived but she didn't. she leaves behind three children. another senseless life taken away in america. question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> obama: and each day brings further evidence that the way we harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. >> michael: that was the only shout out the environment got during president obama's 2009 inaugural address. now with hurricane sandy, a record-breaking drought it sound like the president may be moved from reaction to action. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging firesser and c
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> john: who doubt, and who cannot cheer what he has done for sandy victims. >> and the police forces, they love him too. >> john: and we could use that tunnel to manhattan as well. >> to predict anything about what chris christie's bigger play is on the national scare right now-- >> that was a double pun in there. >> yeah, exactly. wait until there's not this desperate emotional place that we're in, and again you know, chris christie was amazing in new jersey, but to give someone credit for loving the state that they're a governor of and stem in and do whatever they want, it's like saying he doesn't feed his kids. he drives them to school. isn't that great he changes a diaper yeah, i love that he did but he's supposed to. just like giuliani was supposed to after 9/11. >> it only makes sense defense secretary leone panetta will be lifting the ban on women serving in combat positions. it's been a long time coming especially since women have been serving on the front lines. are you bewildered about the timing of this today? >> it seems like a news cycle but not every announcement is tim
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
in switzerland the new york yankee told the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. >> it's been a hectic week and it's only thursday. here to pull everybody back in line is our own brett erlich. shh, breath's talking now. >> life's a game. sometimes you wish you were the coach of that game so you could take the idiots playing that sit them down next to you and say you're done. first up, north korea you're done testing missiles, not because it's dangerous but because it's annoying. that are you trying to intimidate us? no matter how big your missiles are, it's hard to be intimidated by a country who's other main export is big ch
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance -- and you still get an allstate agent. i too have... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. [ normal voice ] same agent and everything. it's like we're connected.
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school now at least 1,305 americans have died as a result of gun violence. the rough estimate from "slate" magazine. the toll for one chicago family cannot get any worse. shirley chambers has lost all four of her children to gun violence. on saturday, her 33-year-old son, ronnie was shot and killed as he sat in a parked car. >> what did i do wrong? you know? i was there for them always and i made sure they had -- we didn't have everything we wanted but we had what we needed. >> ronnie and his two brothers and a sister have all had their lives cut short way too soon. 18-year-old carlos, 15-year-old latoya, 23-year-old jerome, all died in separate shootings since 1995. the family's loss is hard to fathom, but we cannot ignore it. shirley sold the chicago sun times that we need suffer gun laws. no mother should ever bury all of her children due to gun violence. young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look o
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
tore climate change in switzerland and said that hurricane sandy turned his attention to global warming. he wanted to find out more about it. he said, it's clear, something is causing more and more natural disasters and something has to be done about it. he recognize not everyone wants to hear political views from celebrities, saying, quote, i know my place. >> i think something is wrong with recognizing global warming. >> i don't know what's political about it. in sports, big money for coach of louisiana state's college fuel term. the university has reviewed less miles' contract for $4.3 million a year for seven years. he is just one of five college football coaches earning more than $4 million a year. he has a pretty solid record. 85 wins, 21 losses over eight seasons working at lsu. >> it's pretty clear. it's been that way for a long time. if you really want to make money in academia you don't become like a philosophy teacher, you know, or an english teacher. right? >> i love these schools are paying that much money for their coaches. >> ridiculous
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
done it today with 51 votes. why wave the magic wand to say we'll look at sandy funding for the hurricane victims then take this up in a couple of days. why not do it today? you're riding the wave of the inaugural address yesterday. are these guys even serious about reform or do they just always want to be able to play good cop against republicans in a pantomime that never ends? >> two things you have to recall about this particular incident. the first is that the senate is a clubby atmosphere. it is like -- somebody described it as one of the most exclusive clubs in america. only 100 members. it doesn't change very often. they want to be able to get along with each other and look as though they've got some kind of comedy. they've got some kind of gentlemen's arrangement that can move things forward. the problem with that theory is the republicans haven't been playing under those rules for years. we've got a supermajority that's required to get anything done and a minority that can actively block it. the second thing is a lot of the leadership is coming from the top, dow
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
that have been moving this issue forward. it's not just in the columbine and sandy hook. it's every street corner in urban america that has to deal with a family member who has been lost at a too-early age because of the high number of i will lessi. licit guns in the country >> bill: what role, if any, are faith leaders, do you feel or any plans for faith leaders to really be actively supporting the president's agenda these issues that he talked about, james? james. >> certainly, you know, on immigration reform we know that the faith community squarely behind solidarity with latinos who live in the shadows of this country, again, because many pastors deal with those situations in a very personal way. they live in the shadows. the faith community will be there. i want to point out that the concern i have is on the lgbt solidarity which was so important in that speech >> bill: yes. >> it's moved the debate forward. we know for example, in 2010, the bishops hijacked healthcare reform by being up until the very end. at the very end, said this is not
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
reform was out of her office especially the response to hurricane sandy. >> john: if she hadn't left the governor's office of arizona, we wouldn't have jan brewer today. >> jennifer: on the west coast, michael, obviously it is early on the west coast. i know that progressives community has got their tvs all turned on to current tv to watch the crowds walking in. but what -- you know, i assume you're in portland for different reasons. >> yeah. i'm in portland for a different reason. as a matter of fact, i'll be in san francisco later today for the rest of our coverage. and i'll see you on "the war room" i'm sure. the whole -- it's funny. yesterday, of course, they were marking the anniversary of roe v. wade. i was walking through this liberal city that i didn't know very well which i've come to like in the few days i've been here. i was walking through and there was a pro-life demonstration there. there was a smattering of people in the middle of pioneer square. not a big number of people there. i thought how ironic that tomorrow we're going to be inaugurating a president who has, aga
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
-- i ran into chris perry and sandy steer, which it is almost supreme court time. >> yeah. i'm really curious to know exactly what questions the supreme court will take up, but obama's speech was right in front of the supreme court justices. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so delivering this kind of message right in front of the supreme court, right in front of republican opposition. it's hard to crawl back from that. >> we know what clarence thomas will say he will point at scalia and say whatever he said. >> stephanie: he looked cute in that hat. but he has such a nice head of hair. >> it was weird. >> stephanie: being here matt we were saying when you walk by the supreme court you go wow. >> yeah. >> stephanie: anyway here is the president. >> obama: our journey is complete, until our wives mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their male partners. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated equal under the law. if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another is equal as well. no citizen shou
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> certainly it was a tragedy, benghazi was a tragedy but when you put her up there with 9/11 and sandy hook, and aurora and dozens of others that is just hyperbole, and that's what he is known for. i like rand but he just gets a little whacky sometimes. >> stephanie: yeah a little whack-a doodle. john mccain said that chris stevens spoke to him directly about needing more security. did he do something? pass on the information? or keep it to himself? did he bring the information to the state department? that was an odd moment. right? excuse me you are the head of the armed services committee. >> of course. and she raised that point in a very productive way. so clearly this was not anything that was on any member's radar screen to appoint d which they actually took action in any way. >> stephanie: right. >> so the whole scenario is just an embarrassment, i think. and fortunately i think hilary embarrassed them even more yesterday. >> stephanie: yeah absolutely. i was hoping she would open with i got your freakin' benghazi flu right here. but she is classier than i am. >> yeah. th
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> stephanie: exactly. >> the last time i saw you it was hours before hurricane sandy hit, and then you went back to the west coast and now we're having this cold streak because you left the east coast. >> stephanie: that's right. i take all of the warmth. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> it gets really, really bleak as soon as you leave the east coast. >> stephanie: i apologize. how about the president's speech. it made all of the right people mad, right? >> i was very cold when i heard it, so i think it was fantastic. i'm not quite sure. but the world "stonewall" was really really powerful. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and he has been reputed to be this communist socialist kenyan it is about time he gave a speech that was somewhat liberal. >> stephanie: yeah. despite the fact that he is the first american president who has ever said the word gay in his inaugural address. >> yeah. those were two big things. and -- and as much as we -- you know, give the president hell -- which we should. we should keep him accountable for everything he has done. he has not closed guantanamo hello. but the
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
of comments on this on twitter @bpshow. thet thet rigging the electoral college college, sandy g says time to get rid of electoral. it's out of date. popular vote should be used. time to concentrate on state e elections. tweet @bpshow.com. >> but they are trying to rig the popular vote today, eight senators. four republicans and four democrats, the gang of 8, they are being called are introduce their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. we talked this week for the center of american progress, wanted to bring her back today to see how good she thinks this bill is joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> this has been underway fourth today, one day before the president goes out to las vegas to talk about his proposals. what do you know about this senate bill proposed and how good do you think it is? >> it's a good start. it's a four-page frankwork of what is a very complicated issue. >> it's not a bill yet? >> correct. it's not a bill. it reflects already six senators and a ton of staff. if they are not shouting or slamming doors, that's progre
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
sandy. tens of thousands of families still displaced or lack the proper heat to deal with the cold. you may remember the senate did approve the full $60 billion relief package back in december but then the house took recess and did nothing. house speaker john boehner called a vote under pressure. once congress reconvened the first week in january first they approved the $9 billion then the additional $50 billion two weeks later. the vote in the senate is on the remaining plus $50 billion. we're back after the break. stay with us. armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to f
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
-- he didn't say sandy. that's what he was talking about >> people laughed in my section when he said people deny the science. >> there is a noticeable shift in the way he communicates since the election, i think. not just in this speech but in the way he talked about gun control last week. it is a very -- i mean he has really taken this mandate we have a debate over whether or not the president has a mandate. he knows the people are behind him. he knows that the people realize that whatever he wants to get done is met with so much obstructionism that he's -- he's on top here. he can say where he wants to go and the people are with him. >> progressives have been saying for a long time, regardless of what he says, there is still going to be op sition. they're still going to view him as a socialist. he satisfies no one on the opposition to say let's all hold hands. they'll still find a problem with that sentiment. >> bill: yeah, right. i thought was really remarkable when he stood up and said again linking it to the constitution, linking it to our responsibilities to make sure that that
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